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August 1, 1956
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ATLANTIC Monthly - Approved For Release 2000/08/24 Dl RDP The rbjlet to know Secre(ary I)tilles's brother, Allen I>irlles, chief of the Central lrifrfti'- gettee Agency, for over a year had been contending Iliac "in introducing mass education, the troubled Soviet leaders have loosened forces danger- ous to themselves. It will be difficult for them henceforth to close off their people from access to the realities of I he outside world." In the wake of the Khrushchev speech, students in Czechoslovakia and Poland especially have been noisily demanding the right to read Western newspapers and to visit broad. Moscow, too, has allowed enough of its scientists and other technicians to go to the West to create it demand by their colleagues to see the outside world. Education alone, if the history of flitler's Germany and Tojo's Japan is any example. may not be enough to alter the course of the Soviet 1'nion and the satellites. But eclucal ion plus communication could, in the view of an increasing number of those both Fvithin and without the government who follow Communism as a profession. ??e Allen Dulles thesis is that the educated Soviet. man cannot long re- main, as described by one defector from that class, "a man divided." '.1'he human mind cannot be compart- mentalized; the man who has freedom to pursue his work in t he physical or biological sciences, even in economics, literal ure r history, must in time be- gin to seek the truth in t'hepolitical realm. Yet it is true, as the scoffers point out, that even American scien- tists have been notoriously apolitical and naive - witness the Oppenheimer case - and can stay buried in their- laboratories. V Perhaps, comes the answer, if they remain in Russia or the satellites. But if they have firsthand contact with the West, it will be impossible. And now that. the Soviets of Khrushchev, Rulganin & Co. are willing to permit exchanges, (he West is indeed foolish Af it does riot agree to them. 9058R000100130076-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/24: CIA-RDP70-00058R000100130076-3